BIG ISSUE: REVIEW OF THE EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE

News, views and advice as the Government reviews the Early Years Foundation Stage.

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Analysis: First thoughts on the EYFS

Something is missing from the revised Early Years Foundation Stage, argues Ann Langston as she examines the newly-published framework.

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A guide to the revised EYFS: Part 4 - Planning

Under the revised EYFS, planning for children's needs undergoes only subtle changes arising from the differences between prime and specific areas, as Ann Langston,...

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A guide to the revised EYFS: Part 3 - Assessment

The approach to formative and summative assessments is not obviously different under the revised Early Years Foundation Stage. However, practitioners will need to...

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A Guide to the Revised EYFS: Part 2 - Observation and Planning

Observation provides a lens through which to view the child's world, so it needs to remain at the heart of a setting's planning cycle under the revised EYFS if practitioners...

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A guide to the revised EYFS: Part 1 - An overview

The revised Early Years Foundation Stage will form part of sweeping changes to services for families and young children, but the framework's original values and...

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EYFS consultation: an expert's view on the revised framework

The consultation document recommends some positive changes, but there is much that disappoints, says early years consultant Ann Langston in her guide to the consultation...

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EYFS REVIEW: The key points in an interview with Dame Clare Tickell

Communication and language should be given greater emphasis than literacy in young children's development, the review into the Early Years Foundation Stage recommends....

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EYFS REVIEW special - prime learning areas and fewer goals

The EYFS review by Dame Clare Tickell has finally been unveiled, with its 40-plus recommendations seeking to support learning through play and build on the current...

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EYFS REVIEW special - what it means for you and your practice

Emerging after eight months of consultation with parents, carers, local authorities, academics and professional organisations and following countless visits to early...